Utah's late-game meltdown spoiled an otherwise solid offensive night from the Jazz starters.
Al Jefferson bounced back from his two-point dud — and crunch-time benching — in Miami with a very strong 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Williams finished with 21 points and 12 assists, Andrei Kirilenko had 13 points, Raja Bell chipped in with 11 and Millsap contributed with 18 points, which was 28 less than he had in his career-night in Miami a month ago.
"They've got some great players," Sloan added. "You've got to be able to try to deal with them. I didn't think we dealt with them quite as much as I thought we would, but that's life."
The loss dropped the Jazz to 16-7 as they fell for the first time when all five starters hit double figures. Miami improved to 15-8.
"Every time you lose it's disappointing," Jefferson said. "We just have to put it behind us and get ready for Friday."
That's when another team that has a score it'd like to settle with Utah comes to town. Similar to the Heat, the Magic saw their 18-point lead vanish in a loss to the Jazz last month.
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